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October 5, 2013

Donnabelle Hinkle

Donnabelle Hinkle, 83, Logansport, passed away at 10:21 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Born July 20, 1930, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Mae (Blackburn) Swank. On July 3, 1958, she was married to Kenneth L. Hinkle, who preceded her in death Oct. 29, 2005.

Donnabelle worked at R.B.M., County Cousins Children’s Wear and as a cook with the Caston School Corporation. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Cass Plaza Apartments and the McKinney House. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing euchre and bingo. Anyone who visited with her would have had the opportunity to share in her jigsaw puzzle endeavors.

Surviving is one daughter, Bonnie (Denny) Moss of Twelve Mile; three sons, Kenny (Patty) Shaffer of Royal Center, Keith Shaffer and companion, Wendi Miller, of Jamestown, Penn., and James (Teresa) Hinkle of Twelve Mile; eight grandchildren, Kyle (Marie) Shaffer of Frankfort, Kevin Shaffer and fiancé, Allison Coe, of Lafayette, Noah Hinkle of Twelve Mile, Elizabeth (Brent) Thomas of Akron, Sarah Moss of Logansport, Randi Shaffer of Colony, Texas, Robye Shaffer of Royse City, Texas and Jamie Shaffer of Rochester; five sisters, Joyce (Bob) Miller of Royal Center, Kathryn Caldwell of Galveston, Etta (Ralph) Byers of Camden and Ruth Swank and Nina (Dick) Holle, both of Logansport; three brothers, Gene (Carol) Swank of Galveston, Robert (Bonnie) Swank of Shiloh, N.J. and Jerry (Kathy) Swank of Mooresville, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Olivia Thomas, Gage Thomas, Hadley Shaffer, Ellis Shaffer and Rilye Shaffer; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, John Swank.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Metea Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Cordes officiating. Burial will be in Metea Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gundrum Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Metea Baptist Church.

You may sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com.

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